The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2021 – Push Your Limits | 99 Bikes

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

Ready for the biggest biking event in New Zealand? The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is back for 2021, celebrating its 44 year-run. As a charitable trust, the event is owned by the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge Trust, and gives back to the local community, benefitting a number of groups and organizations. Whether you’re a roadie, a hard out mountain biker, or want to take it a bit easier with one of their family rides, there's a route just for you.

Push Your Personal Limits

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is a fantastic experience for all riders who want to challenge themselves. The event attracts around 5,000 keen riders each year from across New Zealand. Take your riding experience to the next level with the iconic 99 Bikes Round The Lake one lap of the lake. Riding alongside fellow riders, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Taupo region and get the chance to push your personal limits. Participate in any of the 11 categories on offer, and get the opportunity to be in to win some awesome spot prizes.

Choose from Various Riding Categories

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is for everyone. There’s something available for all different levels of experience. There are multiple categories for riders to choose from, including mountain biking, family and recreational rides, and road-cycling.

A Great Day Out for the Whole Family

You don’t have to be a dedicated rider to enjoy the buzz of the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge—the event is a great day out for the whole family. Come and cheer on the riders and socialise with your family and friends, whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings. A combination of over 8,000 riders and supporters come to the event each year to experience the fun and lively atmosphere.

The History of the Lake Taupo Lake Challenge

The BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge first launched in 1977, with just 26 participants when a group of mates got together to ride around Lake Taupo and raise funds for charity. Since then the event has seen an explosion in popularity, and is now regarded as one of the biggest annual participation events on the New Zealand calendar.

Fundraising Opportunities

Each year, the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge finds new fundraising opportunities to benefit the wider Taupo community and worthy charities. This year, the event’s organisers have proudly teamed up with Grassrootz, to give riders the opportunity to raise funds for the likes of the Gut Cancer Foundation and Bowel Cancer NZ. If you are interested in donating funds for these two charities or another close to your heart, you can get in touch with the official Cycle Challenge team.

Get Ready for the Big Day with 99 Bikes

99 Bikes has everything you need to get ready for the big event, including road bike helmets, mountain bike helmets, and much more. Browse our range of bikes available, and feel free to reach out to our friendly web team at if you have any questions.

Entries are now open for the BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, taking place on the 27 November 2021. Don’t miss out!